Jerusalem Mufti: “Temple Mount Never Housed Jewish Temple”


Sheikh Muhammad Ahmad HusseinThe grand mufti of Jerusalem, the Muslim cleric in charge of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, said Sunday that there has never been a Bais Hamikdosh atop the Har Habayis and that the site has been home to a mosque “since the creation of the world.”

Sheikh Muhammad Ahmad Hussein said in an Arabic interview with Israel’s Channel 2 that the site, considered the third holiest in Islam and the holiest to Jews, was a mosque “3,000 years ago, and 30,000 years ago” and has been “since the creation of the world.”

“This is the Al-Aqsa Mosque that Adam, peace be upon him, or during his time, the angels built,” the mufti said of the 8th-century structure commissioned by Caliph Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan.

Hussein has held the post of mufti since 2006; he was appointed by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. He has previously endorsed suicide bombings against Israelis.

He vehemently denied that there has ever been a Bais Hamikdosh atop the Har Habais, despite rich archaeological and textual evidence to the contrary, including from Muslim sources. The 10th-century Muslim historian Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad Shams al-Din al-Muqaddasi wrote in his description of Syria and Palestine that “in Jerusalem is the oratory of David and his gate; here are the wonders of Solomon and his cities,” and that the foundations of the Al-Aqsa Mosque “were laid by David.” Read more at Times of Israel.

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  1. is this rhetoric or incitement? let’s hear a comment by Kerry or Obama……………………….SILENCE ……………………………………

  2. You would think the world would now finally realize that Yishmael’s expertise is shameless barefaced lies, but watch how this will become an acceptable point of view.

    The Rambam calls Mohammed ‘the crazy man’. Would a sane person even try to convince the world of this after they personally dumped artifacts that they found in the mikdash site? It’s important that we recognize what we’re dealing with. You can’t reason or make peace with a crazy man.

  3. And yushka was a moose-leem and the profit moe-HAM-mid was Adam and what else…. Mr. Imam Fantasizer???
    BTW, the Brooklyn Bridge is for sale! It was also built by Moose-Leems.

    But don’t be confused by the fact that in 1392 moe-HAM-mid died at the age of 56. He was born in 1336.

  4. Listen, if he believes a lunatic who never prophesized is a prophet he can also believe a Beis Hamikdosh that existed never did. It goes hand in hand. It’s the base of the twisted reality these wretches live by.

  5. I guess they keep getting the facts mixed up…since creation…adam and eve…vus noch?religion is 1300 yrs old but there since creation…interesant???